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Children gathered in Niger. Credit: BBC.
How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News broadcasts a week of special programming on Africa's rising population

11 hours ago

MultiChoice team at CXA Awards © .
MultiChoice dominates first-ever CXA Awards

MultiChoice won four out of the six awards awarded at the first-ever CXA Awards held at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town last night

By Juanita Pienaar 15 hours ago

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to stream

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time

19 hours ago

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa.

19 hours ago

Journalist detained without charge in Puntland
Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week

19 hours ago

(L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, legal consultant; Silvia Fernandes, head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP; Martin Bachmann, group head active management, Quantum Global Group.
Angolan beverage plant gets approval

A new Angolan beverage plant has been approved for development

1 day ago

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems
Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

A range of South Africa's leisure tourism attractions are showcased in the Nollywood blockbuster, 10 Days in Sun City - a shining example of how entertainment and tourism can converge

1 day ago

Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa
Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

Expanding into Africa, Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four African communications agencies

1 day ago

99c appoints managing director for Lusaka
99c appoints managing director for Lusaka

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda, 99c's newly appointed MD of the Lusaka office, will be responsible for heading up the agency's operations, and ultimately, growing the agency into broader Africa

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AGOA needs to promote industrialisation in Africa
AGOA needs to promote industrialisation in Africa

AGOA should support industrialisation and regional value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

1 day ago

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

1 day ago

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Liebmann in action.
#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Boost your brand through rapid response
Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback has become a new determinant of brand performance, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a survey report

2 days ago

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training
Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic outcomes

2 days ago

Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent
Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent

The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations

By Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi 2 days ago

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax
Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment

2 days ago

Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform
Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform

Egyptian startup Mosawer has launched what it claims to be the MENA region's first comprehensive platform allowing photographers and videographers to manage their workflow and gain exposure

By Tom Jackson 11 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"

11 Aug 2017

Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs
Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs

Thoriso Kolobe lists several challenges her PR agency faced by offering its services exclusively to SMEs

By Thoriso Kolobe 11 Aug 2017

Pamro confirms conference speakers
Pamro confirms conference speakers

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (Pamro) has confirmed the speakers for the 18th All Africa Media Research Conference

11 Aug 2017

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix

11 Aug 2017

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Robert Iger says two new streaming television services represent a "strategic shift" for the media-entertainment giant.
Disney unveils streaming TV services, including one for sports

NEW YORK - Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it is launching two new streaming television services including one for its ESPN-branded sports channel, while ending its deal with Netflix as it shifts towards direct content distribution

11 Aug 2017

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Newspaper woes send Murdoch's News Corp into red

NEW YORK - US media group News Corp on Thursday reported a loss in the past quarter, hit by declines in advertising and writedowns at its global newspapers

11 Aug 2017

What is the purpose of a brand in the digital age?
What is the purpose of a brand in the digital age?

Consumers are increasingly putting business ethics at the top of their list of considerations when spending their money, which means brands need to work harder to convince consumers that they are worthy

By Adam Howatson 11 Aug 2017

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos.
Google commits to preparing 10m in Africa for future jobs

Google is committed to preparing 10 million people for the jobs of the future in the next five years, making the internet work better for everyone in Africa

By Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor 11 Aug 2017

Why we chose 9Mobile as our new name - CEO
Why we chose 9Mobile as our new name - CEO

Nigeria's telecommunications company, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, has launched its new brand identity - 9mobile, with the unveiling of a new name and logo

11 Aug 2017

Aliko Dangote speaking during the Afreximbank annual general meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
How to create a thriving pan-African business

The ups and downs of building a pan-African business: in conversation with Aliko Dangote

10 Aug 2017

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